USA. The parish of the Saint Seraph Wonder-Worker Temple of the Russian Orthodox Church gathered on November 25 in Sea-Cliff City (New York State). They came to listen to the sermon of Mytrofan (Znosko-Borovsky), bishop Bostonsky. His speech, full of anti-Semitism and hatred, can't even be called a sermon. He began with the parable about a kind Samaritan, and said that the temple wall was attacked by enemies, whose name was Israel. Referring to Talmud, the bishop said that Israel's goal is to kill everyone, who is not a Jew. Then he said that Israel, coming into every house, means taking this house away. He also said that Israel encroaches upon the church, and named it the Devil, deserving only condemnation and extermination.
It was strange and frightful to hear anti-Semitic statements from bishop Bostonsky. It will be appropriate to say that during the World War II bishop Mytrophan was in Serbia and Croatia. There, among his spiritual teachers, he many times in a hostile manner remembered archbishop Germogen, who headed the self-styled Croatian Church in 1941-1944 and was responsible for genocide of hundreds thousands Serbians.
Ludmila Protasova, Stepan and Anna Kolyadiny,
Hungary. The last conference of the Coordination Forum Against Anti-Semitism was dedicated to the situation in Hungary. According to new information, anti-Semitic incidents have become more frequent in this country, where there are almost no Jews already. For instance, during football matches fans shouted anti-Semitic slogans, and local TV broadcast several programs considered anti-Semitic by experts. The Hungary Jewish community is afraid of a nationalistic party coming to power. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary will soon visit Israel and meet with the Head of the Coordination Forum Minister Mikhael Melkhior.
Germany. The German Jewish leader condemned network anti-Semitism. He warned that activity of the ultra-right extremists in the Internet is one of the types of terrorism, and is dangerous to democracy. Paul Spiegel, Head of the Central Jewish Council of Germany, said that more than a thousand nationalistic and neo-Nazi German sites "spread an unprecedented amount of Nazi propaganda around the world". Spiegel said that law-enforcement agencies should intensify their efforts and fight these discreditable phenomenon.
Saudi Arabia. The government newspaper of Saudi Arabia accused Jews of a "devilish plan to conquer the world". One of the articles in two parts was published in the newspaper "Al-Watan", controlled by the government. The article was called "Jewish Organizations are implementing into life their devilish plan to conquer the world".
The Anti-Defamation League criticized the Saudi leaders for "encouraging anti-Semitic rumors and inflaming interethnic hatred". "Despite everything what happened in the world since September 11, the position of the Saudi leadership hasn't changed", - said Avraam Foxman, the League National Director.
Israel. Thousands of Israeli citizens, who suffered from the Holocaust in childhood, can possibly not receive any money because of the bureaucracy's incompetence. The Union of the Holocaust Survivors had not informed those, who suffered from the Holocaust in childhood, that they have the right for compensations from the German fund created in August 2000.
Russia. Vandals painted swastika signs on the synagogue walls in Krasnoyarsk. They left an inscription "РНЕ" on the synagogue wall. This is an abbreviation of the biggest Russian neo-Nazi organization. Local police is investigating the incident.